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Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£14,560 pile of coins

Age 35

£35,360 pile of coins

Age 50

£43,160 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £26,520

What does this career do?

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Typical tasks

  • prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects
  • prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students’ progress
  • prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations
  • maintains records of students’ progress and development
  • supervises students and maintains classroom discipline
  • teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development
  • undertakes pastoral duties
  • supervises teaching assistants and trainees
  • discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals
  • assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

Current entry requirements

Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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